ZHAW Digital Health Lab
The ZHAW Digital Health Lab brings together experts from the fields of biomedicine, health, technology and business, who together create innovations for digitisation in healthcare.
This year we will again discuss the latest trends and solutions in the field of Digital Health! The 2nd Digital Health Lab Day will take place online on Thursday, October 1, 2020. This year's participation is free of charge. Please save-the-date!
Here you find more information about the 2. Digital Health Lab Day 2020.
Vision & Mission
We believe that digital health has tremendous potential to enhance the well-being of everyone in our population. In aiming to make healthcare more accurate, personalized, and preventive, digital health focuses on the individual.
We face the challenges of digitalization in the healthcare sector by developing solutions for healthcare innovations. Through its broad base within ZHAW, the ZHAW Digital Health Lab combines the expertise of specialized research groups in technology, healthcare, and business. This forms a unique breeding ground for digital health solutions throughout Switzerland.
We aim to be a leading, internationally recognized Swiss competence center in digital health. To achieve this, we rely on interdisciplinary cooperation and scientific exchange between our members. We work closely with service providers, industry representatives, health insurance companies, policy-makers, and other research partners to facilitate research, innovation, and technology transfer.
The ZHAW Digital Health Lab creates innovations for the healthcare sector that focus on people. We improve health care and promote technology transfer between science, industry and society.
As a competence network, we work together with our partners to develop solutions to current challenges in the healthcare sector. In doing so, we exploit the potential of our interdisciplinary approach. We rely on result-oriented cooperation with our network and are valued as a competent partner.
Who we are
The ZHAW Digital Health Lab is a virtual, interdepartmental organization of Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) comprising several departments and institutes. It brings together a variety of digital health activities and combines the competence fields of technology, healthcare, and business within ZHAW.
Board & Associates
The ZHAW Digital Health Lab was established in 2018 and is managed by a 6-member board of directors. The board meets regularly with its associates to discuss the latest digital health topics. More information about the Board and the Associates can be found here.
The members of the ZHAW Digital Health Lab are currently organizational units of the ZHAW. All members have significant potential and the intention to advance the lab and its goals. More information about the members can be found here.
1. Digital Health Lab Day
1st Digital Health Lab Day was a great success
On Thursday, 3 October 2019 the 1st Digital Health Lab Day took place in Wädenswil. ZHAW researchers and practitioners presented the latest trends and solutions in the field of digital health and discussed them with around 200 participants.
- Here you will find impressions of the day.
- Here you can download the presentations and results from the workshops.
We congratulate Fiorangelo De Ieso (University Hospital Basel) and Stefan Seidel (ZHAW) on winning the Best Student Poster Award and wish them continued success!
Watch the following video for a review of the 1st Digital Health Lab Day!
Wearables & Apps for mental health
Fighting bites with bytes: Promoting public health with crowdsourced tick prevention
Ticks are on the rise and transmit several infectious diseases, leading to serious illness or even death. The smartphone App “Zecke–Tick Prevention helps people, to remember the tick bite location and to check it for potential Lyme disease symptoms. In an interdisciplinary approach, ZHAW-scientists want to find out more about spatial tick risks. ...
REFRACT – Repeat protein Function, Refinement, Annotation and Classification of Topologies
REFRACT is an international consortium aiming to extend our knowledge on the mechanism of tandem repeat protein (TRP) function and evolution, establishing a common classification and best practices. Starting from available state of the art computational tools and databases, it aims to drive a new level of TRP characterization leveraging the ...
ACDC – Artificial Cells with Distributed Cores to Decipher Protein Function
ACDC will employ a rapidly expanding living technology platform of transformational artificial cell technologies towards the next generation of small molecule drug discovery, protein biophysics, and biochemical energy production. This will be executed through a future paradigm of sensory and synthesis regimes, based on programmable and ...
Data Driven Medical muscle Training
Muscle loss is a concomitant of various diseases (cachexia) and the usual aging process (sarcopenia). Limiting this reduction and, ideally, even reversing it makes medical and economic sense. In medicine, the metabolic function (in addition to the pure movement) of the muscles is increasingly understood and recognized in their therapeutic ...
- Quantifizierung des Kosten-Nutzens-Verhältnis einer cloudbasierten App zum Management von Beständen im OP. Innosuisse Projekt mit Praxispartner CNM Cargo Network Management GmbH und zwei Schweizer Kliniken.
Journal of Medical Internet Research.
Available from: https://doi.org/10.21256/zhaw-19823
Watanabe, Kazuhiro; Anzai, Hitomi; Juchler, Norman; Hirsch, Sven; Ohta, Makoto,
International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition : Volume 3 - biomedical and biotechnology engineering.
2019 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2019, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, 11-14 November 2019.
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Available from: https://doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2019-11125
Holdener, Marianne; Gut, Alain; Angerer, Alfred,
JMIR mHealth and uHealth.
Available from: https://doi.org/10.21256/zhaw-19155
de Sousa, Rita Tavares; Teles, Soraia; Bertel, Diotima; Schmitter, Paul; Abrantes, Diogo,
Ziefle, Martina; Maciaszek, Leszek A., eds.,
Information and communication technologies for ageing well and e-health.
Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-52677-1_3
Angerer, Alfred; Lienhard, Stefan; Meierhof, Laura,
ZHAW Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften.
Available from: https://doi.org/10.21256/zhaw-19921
Cicirelli, F.; Guerrieri, A.; Pizzuti, C.; Socievole, A.; Spezzano, G.; Vinci, A., eds.,
Artificial Life and Evolutionary Computation.
XIV International Workshop on Artificial Life and Evolutionary Computation (WIVACE), Rende, Italy, 18-20 September 2019.
Communications in Computer and Information Science.
Digital Health Events
Would you like to know more about the ZHAW Digital Health Lab? Alternatively, would you like to join us in creating healthcare innovations? Contact us at email@example.com.